SERMON & TEACHING NOTES

Some recordings of teaching that are no longer available on the City Gates website may be found on the Audio page, along with some teaching that never appeared on the City Gates site. The notes available on this page will often contain far more information and detail than is featured in the audio recordings. There are also recordings on the Audio page that were recorded in locations apart from City Gates church.

PROPHECY AND THE PROPHETIC

Autumn 2017 saw City Gates using different ways of structuring our services and, as part of that, I preached on “Prophecy and the Prophetic” on October 1st. The notes are below and the sermon can be heard on the church’s own website as usual.

Prophecy & The Prophetic (01.10.2017)

“REAL LIVES REAL FAITH” was our Spring 2017 teaching series at City Gates, and it looked at different people’s meetings with Jesus and how their encounters changed them. You can listen to the sermons from this series on the City Gates website, and the teaching notes for the sermons that I preached appear here.

‘Rich’ Young Man (28.05.2017)

Mission Impossible?

The new year of 2017 saw a new discipleship series at City Gates Church. It was called “Mission Impossible?” and it looked at history to see what we can learn from it for church today, since God’s plan to save the world can seem a little strange sometimes. Notes from the sermons that I preached appear here, and you can listen to recent sermons on the City Gates site.

Abraham (15.01.2017)

Judges (12.02.2017)

Prophets (05.03.2017)

Jesus’ Mission (09.04.2017)

1 John (23.04.2017).

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Psalms – Songs For Life

In October and November 2016, City Gates Church had a short teaching series based on the Psalms as ‘Songs For Life’. This series led up to the Advent services that began in December 2016. The teaching notes from the three sermons in the series that I preached are here for download. On my ‘Thought‘ page, you can access a helpful introduction to the Psalms, which will give you a lot of useful background information on the Psalms in general. As usual, you can listen to all of the recent sermons preached by everyone in this series on the City Gates church website.

Psalm 88 Grumbling (23.10.2016)

Psalm 51 Confession (13.11.2016)

Psalm 37 Impatience (20.11.2016)

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ACTS

Summer 2016 had City Gates Church looking at the book of Acts in a series running from June through to the middle of October, which was longer than the series was originally planned to run for. As for previous series, the notes that I used in the sermons that I preached aree available here for download, and you can listen to all the recent recordings from City Gates Church website, or through iTunes.

Simply click to open or download the notes that I used. They are normally in a large font since I used them when teaching or preaching, but once you open a document you can scale the font down to a more suitable size for yourself.

Healing In Jesus’ Name (05.06.2016)

The Proconsul (03.07.2016)

Disciples, Elders and Stories (24.07.2016)

From Athens to Corinth (31.07.2016)

Apollos, Jews and Gentiles (07.08.2016)

Paul and Suffering (28.08.2016)

Paul’s Pastoral Care (02.10.2016)

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In April and May 2016 there was a short series of sermons at City Gates Baptist Church on ‘Prayer’, and it had looked at different aspects of prayer from a practical perspective. The aim had been to broaden our definition of prayer, and so to widen our experience of prayer beyond that which we already knew – and certainly beyond that which we perhaps take for granted. This teaching series began by looking at using Scripture as prayer through Scriptural meditation.

The series was intended to run for around six weeks from its start, but it was disrupted because City Gates Baptist Church could not access the school that we normally met in. This was due to the Edinburgh school closures that were related to the safety of the school buildings, and it meant that we were having to use our own building before we were really ready to do so. Unfortunately, the disruption caused by the Edinburgh school closures meant that a number of sermons in this series were not recorded.

The teaching notes from the sermons that I personally preached are here as usual. Simply click to open or download the notes. They are normally in a large font since I used them when teaching or preaching, but once you open a document you can scale the font down to a more suitable size for yourself.

Scripture As Prayer – Meditation (03.04.2016)

Tabernacle (17.04.2106)

Praying For God’s Glory (08.05.2016)

Praise and Worship (22.05.2016)


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A teaching series on “Jesus – The Voice of Hope” took place from January to March 2016 at City Gates church, and the teaching notes that I had used for my own sermons are here for download. The series ran through to Easter 2016 and the notes will be helpful if you want to explore the subject further, or simply remind yourself of what was said on the day.

Simply click to open or download the notes. They are normally in a large font since I used them when teaching or preaching, but once you open a document you can scale the font down to a more suitable size for yourself.

Jesus Voice of Hope Intro 1 (10.1.2016)

I Am Truth 31.1.2016

I Am Light (21.2.2016)

I AM The Resurrection and the Life (20.3.2016)


Christmas 2015 Preaching Notes

Seasons Greetings 2

Here are the notes from the sermon I preached on “Visions and Dreams” in December 2015 at one of City Gates Christmas services, and this was not part of any City Gates teaching series. The recording of this sermon can be heard on my AUDIO page here.

Dreams and Visions (December 2015)


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EPHESIANS SERIES 2015

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Here are the sermon notes that I used for the City Gates Baptist Church sermons that I used when preaching in our series on Ephesians in 2015. I shared the preaching with other people at City Gates church, so these notes will not cover the whole of Ephesians.

Simply click to open or download the notes. They are normally in a large font since I used them when teaching or preaching, but once you open a document you can scale the font down to a more suitable size for yourself.

Ephesians 1.1-14

Ephesians 2.11-22

Ephesians 4.1-16

Ephesians 4.25 to 5.2

Ephesians 5.21 to 6.4

Ephesians 6.10-20


A LIFE RENEWED

This series was preached at City gates Baptist Church between April to June inclusive in 2015. The preaching was shared beween a number of people at City Gates, and the notes here only relate to the preaching that I did.

Dependence Upon God (19.4.2015)

Yearning After Righteousness (10.5.2015)

Peacemakers (7.6.2015)

Living By Faith (28.6.2015)


EASTER 2015

Here are the notes for the sermon I preached on the Last Supper in Easter 2015 at City Gates Baptist Church. You can hear that short Easter series on the City Gates website.

Last Supper (29.3.2015)